Surveillance of rotavirus in a rural diarrhoea treatment centre in Bangladesh, 2000-2006

K. Zaman, Md Yunus, A. S.G. Faruque, Shams El Arifeen, Ilias Hossain, Tasnim Azim, Mustafizur Rahman, G. Podder, Eliza Roy, S. Luby, David A. Sack

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Abstract

Rotavirus was detected in 33% of 4519 children less than 5 years of age admitted with diarrhoea to treatment centres at Matlab in rural Bangladesh from 2000 to 2006. Highest rotavirus detection rates were in children aged 6-11 months with 56% being less than 1 year old. The peak seasonal detection was in July-September and December-February. The population-based incidence rates of rotavirus ranged from 10.8 to 19.6/1000 children less than 5 years of age. G1 serotype predominated between June 2002-May 2005 and June 2005-May 2006 the predominant type was G2 (41%) followed by G1 (22%) and G9 (22%). Rotavirus is an important cause of childhood diarrhoea in rural Bangladesh and this burden may be reduced with a rotavirus vaccination programme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)F31-F34
JournalVaccine
Volume27
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2009

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Rotavirus
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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